VC  Vertical Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

853 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301



  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Vertical Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused on investments in companies that target specific vertical markets. Some of the vertical markets of interest include Retail, Healthcare, Transportation, Insurance, Financial Services and Telecommunications. The firm will also invest in analytical applications, cloud applications and mobile applications as well as software infrastructure. Vertical Venture Partners seeks to provide funding to companies affiliated with UC San Diego faculty, students or alumni. First checks range from $500K €" $2.5M for Seed and Seed+ investments and $3M €" $4M for Series A investments. The filing of the Vertical Venture Partners, L.P. Fund had 32 investors.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Brad Corona Managing Director
    David C. Schwab Founder & Managing Director
    Kia Behnia Strategic Advisor
    Paul Conley PhD Managing Director
    Tim Richardson Strategic Advisor


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      Inbox Health



      Series A





      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:


      Abreos Biosciences
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      Inbox Health
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      Manta Instruments
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      Menlo Micro
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      NanoCellect Biomedical
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